Indian Test captain Virat Kohli refused to elaborate on the controversial DRS call that took place on Day 3 of the Cape Town Test against South Africa.
Dean Elgar was adjudged LBW but he reviewed the decision and it worked out in his favor. The ball-tracking showed that the delivery was going over the stumps and the on-field umpire, Marais Erasmus, was quite appalled at what had transpired.
Following the incident, the Indian players didn’t hold back and let out their frustration in an unprofessional manner. In the post-match press conference, Kohli didn’t have much to say about the incident.
“I have no comment to make. I understood what happened on the field and people on the outside don’t know exactly what goes on in the field. So me to try and justify what we did on the field and say ‘we got carried away’… If we would have charged up and picked up three wickets there that could have been probably the moment that could change the game,” Kohli said to ANI’s question.
“We did not apply enough pressure on them” – Virat Kohli
Deflecting away from the query, Kohli asserted that it was the lack of pressure that affected the game in the end while the DRS call was just a small moment in the game that went against the team.
“The reality of the situation is we did not apply enough pressure on him throughout the course of this Test match and hence we lost the game. That one moment seems very nice and exciting to make a controversy out of but honestly, I am not interested in it. That’s a moment and it has passed. We moved on from it and we just focused on the game and tried to pick up wickets,” Kohli added.
Despite winning the first Test comprehensively, India ended up losing the Test series by a 1-2 margin.